The PSI Journal is McGill's undergraduate psychology journal. Our primary mission is to showcase undergraduate excellence and promote engagement in research and academic writing.
With topics ranging from psychiatry to behavioural neuroscience to quantitative techniques, each edition of the PSI Journal is a time capsule of the ground-breaking contributions of McGill undergraduate students to the field of psychology.
Submission deadline: January 14, 2022 11:59PM
Please ensure that your submission meets the following:
Double-spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman or Arial)
Word limit: 4500 words, excluding abstract, tables, figures, and references
Article must be submitted as a Word document
Citations and references in APA 7th edition style
Tables and figures should be included at the end of the manuscript (not embedded within the main text) or in a separate document
Please submit a cover page with the signature of your professor/supervisor. Papers must be a research article or essay that received a grade of A- or A. It can be a class assignment or research project but it must be affiliated with McGill in some way.
Send your completed application package by email to: email@example.com
Q: Do I have to be a psychology student to submit a paper?
A: No! Psychology is a beautifully diverse discipline and we encourage submissions from students in psych-adjacent fields, such as sociology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and beyond.
Q: Can I submit a paper as a graduate student?
A: You are welcome to submit papers that were written during your undergraduate career.
Q: Can I submit a paper that was written last year?
A: We accept papers that were completed in the current and previous school year (ie. 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic year).
Q: How often do you publish?
A: The PSI Journal is published annually at the end of Winter semester.
Q: How do I become an editor?
A: We recruit at the beginning of Fall semester. Keep an eye out for an application!
Q: I submitted a paper… What now?
A: Our editorial team will select the best papers based on the interest, significance, and quality of the work. If your paper is selected, you will be notified and we will begin the editing process to ensure the paper fits our formatting and stylistic standards. In April, we will host a journal launch to celebrate your work!
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